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Guy Ligier Passes Away at 85

French motorsport icon Guy Ligier passes away at age 85…

Photo: DPPI

Photo: DPPI

Legendary French motorsports icon Guy Ligier passed away Sunday at the age of 85.

Ligier was best known for his time in Formula One both as a driver and team owner, but enjoyed success in the sports car racing world as well.

He made eight starts in the 24 Hours of Le Mans as a driver, with a best result of 7th overall in 1964 at the wheel of a Porsche 904.

Most recently, Ligier returned to prototype racing, with the construction of CN cars, prior to a link-up with Onroak Automotive and Jacques Nicolet in 2013.

The partnership brought the Ligier name back to top-level sports car racing with the JS P2 car, which now runs in LMP2 competition around the globe.

The Ligier JS P3, meanwhile, was launched at Le Mans in June, in what is understood to be Ligier’s last public appearance.

Sportscar365 sends its condolences to Guy’s family and friends.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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